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Stories about how we connect marine science with the lives of Alaskans.

Small boat traveling down a river near Chevak, Alaska. An interdisciplinary approach to coastal resilience in Alaska (12/7/2022) - A team from Alaska Sea Grant, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, the University of Alaska Anchorage Economics Department, and a filmmaker, is working with students and the community…
Woman with long curly hair wearing maroon sweater smiling. Yellow autumn leaves are in the background. Molly Cain joins Alaska Sea Grant as associate director (12/5/2022) - Alaska Sea Grant welcomes Dr. Molly Cain as associate director. Based at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Troth Yeddha Campus, Cain serves on the management team and is responsible for…
Woman with blonde hair wearing sweater, darker rimmed glasses and dark winter hat standing on boat overlooking a mountain and a tide water glacier. Fellow Spotlight: Robin McKnight (12/2/2022) - Alaska Sea Grant State Fellow Robin McKnight is working this year with the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF). Her fellowship focuses on supporting shellfish and seaweed mariculture development, an area…
Looking down at a remote coast from a small plane Developing automated and improved coastline measurements so that western Alaskan communities can plan for change (11/28/2022) - Rapid warming is leading to accelerated coastal erosion and placing many Alaska communities at risk. Accurately forecasting future coastline changes is critical to communities so that they can mitigate and…
9 people seated around tables on a stage Facilitating candidate debates on Alaska fisheries issues (11/23/2022) - The 2022 Alaska Fishery Debates were held October 3–4, with Alaska Sea Grant support behind the scenes and on stage. This year’s debates drew participation by candidates vying to be…
man with hat New Bristol Bay Marine Advisory Program agent (11/21/2022) - Early this fall, Alaska Sea Grant welcomed a new extension agent to its ranks as Tav Ammu joined the program as the Marine Advisory Program agent for the Western Alaska…
Alaskan salmon in ice Alaska Sea Grant teaches direct marketers at seafood summit (11/17/2022) - Alaska Sea Grant participated in the 2022 Local Seafood Summit last month, sponsored by the Local Catch Network and hosted in Girdwood, Alaska. The Local Catch Network is a community-of-practice…
three people standing at a conference display booth Sea Grant at Pacific Marine Expo and redesigned FishBiz website (11/16/2022) - What do Alaska Sea Grant and the Space Needle have in common? Not much, really—but Alaska Sea Grant is headed to Seattle and will be at the Pacific Marine Expo!…
kelp growing on a line. Photo courtesy of Lexa Meyer Federal grant to boost Alaska’s mariculture industry (9/29/2022) - The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) recently committed $49 million to grow Alaska’s mariculture industry. The award is one of 21 nationally chosen from more than 500…
woman in stripped shirt smiling New program administrator joins Alaska Sea Grant (9/28/2022) - Julie Parshall is Alaska Sea Grant’s new program administrator, joining the management team and leading the business, administration and reporting aspects of our work. Julie is based at the University…

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